Understanding Trauma and Supporting Worker Well-being, Christchurch CANCELLED

About the Workshop

Designed for supervisors, this workshop provides an overview of relational trauma, and then explores indirect trauma impacts on workers and ways to mitigate these in supervision.

By the end of this workshop participants will be able to:

  • Define relational trauma
  • Apply the SPHERE model to help understand and assess trauma impacts
  • Identify Vicarious trauma, Compassion fatigue, Burnout and Secondary Traumatic Stress
  • Describe and explore the transactional dynamics of parallel process and counter-transference
  • Apply reflective practice based questions and tools
  • Apply the Three Houses tool in supervision
  • Describe ways to prevent Secondary Traumatic Stress


Dr Nicki Weld is currently a national social work advisor for Stand Children Services.  She is also a Director of CNZN Ltd, New Zealand, which provides training, facilitation, supervision, consultancy and solutions for child protection and social service management and workers.  Nicki is the author of E Ko te Matakahi - Therapeutic Social Work, A Practical Guide to Transformative Supervision for the Helping Professions, The Whole Sphere - Supporting well-being, and recovery from relational trauma, The Three Houses Tool - A handbook for application.  She is the primary creator of the Three Houses tool used internationally.


Friday 27 March 2020, 9.00am to 4.00pm

Garden Lounge, The McFaddens Centre, 64 McFaddens Road, St Albans, Christchurch 

Morning tea and lunch provided.

$140 for SSPA members per workshop
$160 for non SSPA members per workshop
(including GST)

Workshop registration cancellation and refund policy:
Registration fees are to be paid prior to the event date.
Our cancellation policy is: cancellations received in writing 5 working days prior to the event will receive a refund of event fees.  If you cancel within 5 days of the workshop you are not eligible to receive a refund. 
If your schedule has changed you are more than welcome to send someone else in your place.  Please advise us of the changes in writing.
SSPA endeavours to provide affordable training and requires minimum numbers for each workshop to proceed.

Event Properties

Event Date 27-03-2020 9:00 am
Event End Date 27-03-2020 4:00 pm
Capacity 30
Cut off date 19-03-2020 5:00 pm
Individual Price $140/$160
We are no longer accepting registration for this event

Past events

Events Archive

Location: The Dunedin Centre, 1 Harrop Street, Dunedin

Activate – the place where social service leaders and practitioners come together and connect with decision makers.

The Dunedin Centre, 21 – 22 October 2019, Dunedin.
Please go to the Conference Page to view full information

Event Date 21-10-2019 10:30 am
Event End Date 22-10-2019 3:30 pm
Cut off date 16-10-2019 5:00 pm
Capacity: 280
Individual Price We will invoice you at the discounted rate

Dr. Nicola Atwool from Otago University will present a new workshop on being trauma-informed in practice. 

28 June in Dunedin. 

Event Date 28-06-2019 9:00 am
Event End Date 28-06-2019 4:00 pm
Cut off date 27-06-2019 5:00 pm
Capacity: 50
Individual Price $190/ $210

Dr. Nicola Atwool from Otago University presenting on child-centred and trauma-informed practice as two examples of current practice issues. 

22 March in New Plymouth. 

Event Date 22-03-2019 9:00 am
Event End Date 22-03-2019 4:00 pm
Cut off date 21-03-2019 5:00 pm
Capacity: 80
Individual Price $70/ $80

Dr. Nicola Atwool from Otago University presenting on child-centred and trauma-informed practice as two examples of current practice issues. 

15 February in Westport. 

Event Date 15-02-2019 8:45 am
Event End Date 15-02-2019 3:45 pm
Cut off date 14-02-2019 5:00 pm
Capacity: 60
Individual Price $70/ $80

Unfortunately due to the facilitator no longer being available on this date we have regrettably had to cancel this workshop.  We sincerely apologise for this.


Event Date 08-02-2019 9:00 am
Event End Date 08-02-2019 3:30 pm
Cut off date 16-01-2019 5:00 pm
Capacity: 50
Individual Price $100/ $120